Stephens, JC. Forthcoming in 2020.  Diversifying Power: Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy.  Island Press.


Stephens, JC & Kevin Surprise. 2020. The Hidden Injustices of Advancing Solar Geoengineering ResearchGlobal Sustainability. 3, E2. doi:10.1017/sus.2019.28


Stephens, JC. 2019.  Diversifying Leadership is a Necessity for Climate and Energy.  The Gender Policy Report.

Allen, Liz, Hannah Lyons, Jennie C Stephens. 2019. Women’s leadership in renewable transformation, energy justice and energy democracy: Redistributing Power. Energy Research and Social Science.  Volume 57.

Stephens, JC 2019. Energy Democracy: Redistributing Power to the People Through Renewable Transformation. Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 61(2): 4-13. DOI 10.1080/00139157.2019.1564212

Jorgenson, SN, Stephens, JC, & White, B. 2019. Environmental Education in Transition: A critical review of recent research on climate change and energy education. Journal of
Environmental Education.

Ahamed, S, J Sperling, G Galford, JC Stephens, D Arent 2019. Regional Sustainability,
the Food-Energy-Water Nexus, and Hydraulic Fracturing: An Integrated Assessment of
the Denver Region. Environmental Case Studies. p.1-21

Healy, N., Stephens. J.C and S. Malin (2019). Fossil fuels are bad for your health and harmful in many ways besides climate change. The Conversation.  February 7, 2019

Healy, N JC Stephens & S Malin. 2019. Emobodied Energy Injustices: Unveiling and politicizing the transboudary harms of fossil fuel extractivism and fossil fuel supply chains. Energy Research & Social Science.  48: 219-234.


Massol-Deyá, A, JC Stephens & JL Colón. 2018. Renewable Energy for Puerto Rico Science 362 (6410):7  October 5, 2018

Stephens, JC, M. J. Burke, B. Gibian, E. Jordi, R. Watts. 2018. Operationalizing Energy Democracy: Challenges and Opportunities in Vermont’s Renewable Energy Transformation. Frontiers in Communication Vol 3, 43  DOI 10.3389/fcomm.2018.00043

Stephens JC, Frumhoff PC, Yona L 2018. The role of college and university faculty in the fossil fuel divestment movement. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. Vol 6, No. 1. p. 41.

Frumhoff, PC & JC Stephens. 2018. Towards Legitimacy of the Solar Geoengineering Research Enterprise. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A. Vol. 376

Burke, M. and JC Stephens, 2018 Political power and renewable energy futures: A critical review. Energy Research & Social Science,


Stephens, JC. 2017. Utilities Must Go Beyond “Hardening” the Current Grid. Wall Street Journal. November 14, 2017

Burke, M. and J. C. Stephens 2017. Energy Democracy: Goals and Policy Instruments for Sociotechnical Transitions. Energy Research & Social Science.

Stephens, JC, D Kopin, EJ Wilson, TR Peterson. 2017. Framing of customer engagement opportunities and renewable energy integration by electric utility representativesy Representatives Utilities Policy. Vol 47. p.69-74.

Meadowcroft, J., JC Stephens, EJ Wilson, IH Rowlands. 2017. Social dimensions of smart grid: Regional analysis in Canada and the United States Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. https:/

Mallett, A, JC Stephens, EJ Wilson, R Langheim, R Reiber, TR Peterson.  2017.  Electric (dis) Connections: Comparative review of Smart Grid news coverage in the United States and Canada. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews.

Feldpausch-Parker, AM, JC Stephens, R Collins, JR Chisholm, TR Peterson, EJ 2017. Smart Grid Electricity System Planning Post-Superstorm Sandy: Analysis of Climate and Energy Discourse. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews.

Hall, DM, AM Feldpausch-Parker, TR Peterson, Stephens, JC, EJ Wilson. 2017. Socio-Ecological System Resonance: A Framework for Brokering Sustainable Solutions. Sustainability Science. Vol 12, No 3. p. 381-392

Allen, E. Stephens, JC, Yorgey, G. Kruger, C., Ahamed, S. Adam, JC. 2017. Climate Science Information needs among Northwest US natural resource decision-makers. Climate Services. 5 p. 11-22

Stephens, JC, Palchak, E. Reese, B. 2017. Divestment & Investment: Strategic Financial Decisions in Higher Education to Promote Societal Change Toward Sustainability Handbook of Theory & Practice of Sustainable Development in Higher Education. Filho et al (eds) Springer International. World Sustainability Series. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-47889-0_22

Markusson, N, Gjefsen, MD, Stephens, JC, Tyfield, D. 2017 The Political Economy of Technical Fixes: The (mis)alignment of Clean Fossil and Political Regimes. Energy Research and Social Science. Vol. 23 p. 1-10


Pearl-Martinez, R & JC Stephens. 2016.  Toward a Gender Diverse Workforce in the Renewable Energy Transition.  Sustainability: Science, Practice and Policy 12(1).

Cody, EM, Stephens, JC, Bagrow, J.P, Dodds, PS, Danforth, CM. 2016 Transitions in Climate and Energy Discourse Between Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy.  Journal of Environmental Studies and Science. DOI 10.1007/s13412-016-0391-8

Allen, E. & Stephens, JC. 2016. Enhancing “Usability” of Climate Information and Models through Stakeholder Engagementt. In Information, Models, and Sustainability: Policy Informatics in the Age of Big Data and Open Government. Editors. J. Zhang, L. Luna-Reyes, T.A. Pardo, D.S. Sayogo. Springer.

Stephens, JC. Presidential candidates offer sharp differences on the future of renewable energy. US News & World Report and The Conversation. March 3, 2016

Stephens, JC. Beyond Technology: Why the Energy Transition Needs Social Science. Solar Electric Power Association. Feb 11, 2016

Stephens, JC. & Wilson, EJ. 2016. Climate Change, Technological Innovation: A US Response.  Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Vol. 72, No. 1 4-6.


Stephens, JC, EJ Wilson, TR Peterson. 2015. Smart Grid (R)Evolution: Electric Power Struggles. Cambridge University Press.

Peterson TR. JC Stephens, Wilson, EJ. Public Perception of and Engagement with Emerging Low-Carbon Energy Technologies: A Literature Review.  MRS Energy and Sustainability.  Vol 2, e11. p.1-14

Adam, JC, JC Stephens, SH Chung, MP Brady, RD Evans, CE Kruger, BK Lamb, et al. 2015. BioEarth: Envisioning and developing a new regional earth system model to inform natural and agricultural resource management. Climatic Change.  Vol 129. p.555-571

Stephens, JC. 2015. Carbon Capture and Storage: A Controversial Climate Mitigation Approach . The International Spectator. Vol. 50, No. 1, March 2015

Peterson TR. JC Stephens, Wilson, EJ. Public Perception of and Engagement with Emerging Low-Carbon Energy Technologies: A Literature Review. MRS Energy and Sustainability. Vol 2, e11. p.1-14


Stephens, JC, EJ Wilson, TR Peterson 2014. Socio-Political Evaluation of Energy Deployment (SPEED): A Framework Applied to Smart Grid UCLA Law Review 61(6): 1930-1961

Langheim, R, M Skubel, X Chen, W Maxwell, TR Peterson, EJ Wilson and JC Stephens. 2014 Smart Grid Coverage in U.S. Newspapers: Characterizing Public Conversations The Electricity Journal. Vol. 27 No. 5 p. 77-87

Adam, J, JC Stephens, et al. 2014. BioEarth: Envisioning and developing a new regional earth system model to inform natural and agricultural resource management. Climatic Change.  DOI 10.1007/s10584-014-1115-2

Fischlein, M, AM Feldpausch-Parker, TR Peterson, JC Stephens, EJ Wilson. 2014. Which Way Does the Wind Blow? Analyzing the State Context for Renewable Energy Deployment in the United States. Environmental Policy & Governance. DOI:10.1002/eet.1636

Stephens, JC. 2014. Time to Stop CCS Investments and End Government Subsidies of Fossil Fuels Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change. Volume 5 p. 169-173  doi: 10.1002/wcc.266


Stephens, JC,  EJ Wilson, TR Petereson, J. Meadowcroft. 2013.  Getting Smart? Climate Change and the Electric Grid  Challenges 4(2): 201-216

Koenigs, C., M. Suri, A Kriter, C. Elling, TR Peterson, JC Stephens, EJ Wilson, 2013 A Smarter Grid for Renewable Energy: Different States of Action. Challenges. 4(2) 217-233. 

Allen, E. C Kruger, FY Leung, Stephens, JC  2013.  Diverse Perceptions of Stakeholder Engagement within an Environmental Modeling Research Team  Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences

Jiusto, S. McCauley, S. & Stephens, JC.  2013.  Integrating Shared Action Learning into Higher Education for SustainabilityJournal of Sustainability Education.  Vol. 5

Felspausch-Parler, AM, R Chaudhry, JC Stephens, M Fischlein, DM Hall, LL Melnick, TR Petereson, CJ Ragland, EJ Wilson. 2013.  Spreading the News on Carbon Capture and Storage: A State-Level Comparison of US Media.   Environmental Communication.

Chaudhry R., M Fishchlein, J Larson, DM Hall, TR Peterson, EJ Wilson, JC Stephens.  2013.  Policy Stakeholders’ Perceptions of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS): A Comparison of Four US States.  Journal of Cleaner Production.  Vol. 52, p.21-32

Boyd, AD, Y Liu, JC Stephens, E Wilson, M Pollak, TR Peterson, E Einsiedel & J Meadowcroft.  2013  Controversy in Technology Innovation: Contrasting Media and Expert Risk Perceptions of the Alleged Leakage at the Weyburn Carbon Dioxide Storage Demonstration Project. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control.  Vol 14. p. 259-269.

Fischlein, M. EJ Wilson, JC Stephens, TR Peterson.  2013.  States of transmission: moving towards large scale wind powerEnergy Policy.  56.  p. 101-113

Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History.  2013.  Editors: BC Black, DM Hassenzahl, JC Stephens, G Weisel, & N Gift.  ABC-Clio Publishers.  Santa Barbara, CA.


McCauley, SM and Stephens, JC  2012.  Green Energy Clusters and Socio-Technical Transitions: Analysis of a Sustainable Energy Cluster for Regional Economic Development in Central Massachusetts, USA.  Sustainability Science.  Vol 7.  No. 2  p. 213-225

Stephens, JC and Liu, Y 2012.   The Evolving International CCS Community.  In The Social Dynamics of Carbon Capture and Storage. Editors: N. Markusson, S. Shackley, & B. Evar.  Routledge.

Markusson, N, Ishii, A and JC Stephens.  2012.  Learning in CCS Demonstration Projects: Social and Political Dimensions   In Social Dynamics of Carbon Capture and Storage.   Editors: N. Markusson, S. Shackley, & B Evar.  Routledge.

Stephens, JC and S McCauley. Clusters in Transition: Analysis of a Sustainable Energy-Cluster Initiative in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA.  Invited chapter contribution to book entitled Sustainable Lifestyles in a New Economy: Ecological Macroeconomics, Socio-technical Transitions, and Social Practices  Edited by Maurie Cohen, Halina Brown, and Philip Vergragt.   Edward Elgar.  Publication Expected 2012


Stephens, JC, A Hansson, Y Liu, H de Coninck, S Vajjhala.  2011. Characterizing the International Carbon Capture and Storage CommunityGlobal Environmental Change.  21: 379-390

Markusson, N, A Ishii and JC Stephens.  2011.  The Social and Political Complexities of Learning in CCS Demonstration ProjectsGlobal Environmental Change. 21: 293-302

Boyle, ME, Ross, L, JC Stephens. 2011. Who has a Stake? Stakeholder Salience and the Sustainability of Community-University PartnershipsGateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement.  Vol. 4 p. 100-118

Stephens, JC 2011. An Uncertain Future for Carbon Capture and Storage. Public Interest Report (PIR): A Magazine for Science and Security. Vol. 64. No 2. Invited contribution to the Federation of American Scientist Magazine

Stephens, JC  2011.  Leadership and Learning: A Faculty Perspective  Editorial piece in Mageuzi.  IDCE, Clark University.  May 2011


Fischlein, M, J Larson, D Hall, R Chaudhry, JC Stephens, TR Peterson, EJ Wilson.  2010. Policy stakeholders and deployment of wind power in the sub-national context: a comparison of four U.S. states. Energy Policy 38: 4429–4439, 2010

Stephens, JC & S Jiusto.  2010.  Assessing Innovation in Emerging Energy Technologies: Socio-Technical Dynamics of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) in the USA. Energy Policy. 38: 2020-2031

Stephens, JC and AC Graham.  2010.  Toward an empirical research agenda for sustainability in higher education: exploring the transition management frameworkJournal of Cleaner Production.  18: 611-618


Stephens, JC, G Rand, L Melnick. 2009.  Wind Energy in the Media: A Comparative State-Level Analysis of a Critical Climate Change Mitigation Technology. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture.  Vol. 3. No. 2 p.168-190.

EJ Wilson and JC Stephens. 2009.  Wind in a Carbon-Managed World: States, Resources, Policy and Discourse. Environmental Science and Technology 43 (24): 9063–9070

Stephens, JC 2009.  Technology Leader, Policy Laggard: Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Development for Climate Mitigation in the U.S. Political Context. Chapter 2 in Caching the Carbon: The Politics and Policy of Carbon Capture and Storage.  (eds) J. Meadowcroft and O. Langhelle.  Edward ElgarPublishing.  Cheltenham, UK.  320p

Stephens, JC, M. E. Hernandez, and M.E. Boyle. 2009. Learning from University-Community Partnerships (Past and Present) for Sustainable Development. George Perkins Marsh Institute Working Paper No. 2009-04. Worcester, MA: Clark University.

Stephens, JC  2009. Socio-political Drivers in the Development of Deliberate Carbon Storage.   Chapter in Carbon Sequestration and Its Role in the Global Carbon Cycle  (eds) McPherson, J.M. and Sundquist, E.  American Geophysical Union.  Washington DC, USA

de Coninck, H., JC Stephens. B Metz. 2009. Global Learning on Carbon Capture and Storage: A Call for Strong International Cooperation on CCS Demonstration. Energy Policy. Vol. 37. No. 6. p. 2161-2165


Stephens, JC, EJ Wilson, and TR Peterson. 2008.  Socio-Political Evaluation of Energy Deployment (SPEED): An Integrated Research Framework for Analysis of Energy Technology Deployment. Technological Forecasting and Social Change 75: 1224–1246

Stephens, JC and DW Keith, 2008.  Assessing Geochemical Carbon ManagementClimatic Change. 90 (3): 217-242

Stephens, JC, ME Hernandez, M Román, AC Graham, & RW Scholz.  2008.  Education as a Change Agent for Sustainability in Different Cultures and ContextsInternational Journal for Sustainability in Higher Education. 9 (3): 317-338

Stephens, JC and AC Graham. 2008. Climate Science to Citizen Action: Urgent Need to Energize Non-Formal Climate Science Education. EOS. American Geophysical Union. Vol. 89. No. 22. p. 204-205

Bielicki, J and JC Stephens 2008. Public Perception of Carbon Capture and Storage Technology Workshop Report. ETIP Workshop Series. Harvard Kennedy School. Cambridge, MA USA

Stephens, JC 2007.  Community Engagement in a First-Year Seminar.  New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC) Exchange.  Volume 17.  No. 2.  Spring 2007.  p. 3-4


Stephens, JC  2006.  Growing Interest in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) for Climate Change MitigationSustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy.  Vol. 2, Iss. 2.

Stephens, JC 2006.  CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage): Research is not Enough  Chapter in The World Energy Book.  Issue 2.  p. 15-18.  World Energy Council Publication


Stephens, JC and K Sims Gallagher.  2005.  Untie Utilities Hands on Coal.  Op-ed in The Albuquerque Journal.  March 10, 2005

Stephens, JC 2005. Coal Technologies for a CO2-Constrained World: Current Challenges of Advancing These Technologies  OGEL (Oil, Gas, Energy Law Intelligence) Special Issue on Coal.  Fall 2005

Stephens, JC 2005.  Coupling CO2 Capture and Storage with Coal Gasification: Defining “Sequestration-Ready” IGCC.   BCSIA Discussion Paper 2005-09, Energy Technology Innovation Project, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2005.

Stephens, JC & B van der Zwaan.  2005   CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS): Exploring the Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment Continuum”  BCSIA Discussion Paper 2005-08, Energy Technology Innovation Project, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2005.

2004 and earlier

Stephens, JC and JG Hering. 2004.  Factors Affecting the Dissolution Kinetics of Volcanic Ash Soils: Dependencies on CO2, pH and organic acids.  Applied Geochemistry.  Vol. 19, No. 8, p. 1217-1232

Stephens, JC and JG Hering.  2002.  Comparative Characterization of Volcanic Ash Soils Exposed to Decade-Long Elevated Carbon Dioxide Concentrations at Mammoth Mountain, California. Chemical Geology.  Vol. 186 No. 3-4,  p. 301-313

Stephens, JC 2002.  Response of Soil Mineral Weathering to Elevated Carbon Dioxide. Ph.D. Thesis.  Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Stephens, JC.  2002. Environmental Responsibility in Academia, Ph.D. Graduate Minor in Science, Ethics, and Society. California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Stephens, JC 1997-98. Factors limiting the acceptance and use of innovative environmental technologies: A case study of the Solar Aquatics SystemTM (SAS) technology for wastewater treatment. Journal of Environmental Systems. Vol. 26, No. 2, p. 163-170